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Old 06-30-2011, 07:44 PM
 
Location: The Lone Star State
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Those sneaky critters!

http://www.statesman.com/life/oregon-man-stung-by-scorpion-on-commercial-flight-1572299.html (broken link)

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Old 06-30-2011, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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When Mr and I lived in Omaha NE for a while, the casino that he worked at imported mesquite wood and those things caught a ride up there and so the casino had a problem after a while they called pest control and those guys had no idea what to do they had never seen one before.
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Bobbie Egan said the scorpion probably crawled on board the plane during a stop in Austin, Texas. The plane then landed in Seattle, where Ellis boarded for a flight to Anchorage.
Crawled on board? Give me a break, its more likely that it came in on someone's carry on luggage.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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It could have been a normal paying scorpion with a valid plane ticket like the rest of us. No need to to imply he had to have been a stowaway. When will they stop being looked at like second hand citizens.
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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It could have been a normal paying scorpion with a valid plane ticket like the rest of us. No need to to imply he had to have been a stowaway. When will they stop being looked at like second hand citizens.
When the start paying taxes, stop stinging other law abiding citizens and stop sneaking indoors where they are not invited or welcome. Until then they will be considered a scourge upon the earth!

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Old 07-02-2011, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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It could have been a normal paying scorpion with a valid plane ticket like the rest of us. No need to to imply he had to have been a stowaway. When will they stop being looked at like second hand citizens.
I think the scorp was checking security by running a sting.
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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What a big wuss. Both my sister and her husband were bitten by scorpions when they lived in Florence and didn't cry about it. In fact, my brother-in-law had a back injury at the time, and after he was bitten, his back actually got better.

My sister was bitten while pregnant with my niece - I guess that explains why she's such a little firecracker!

Then my nephew would also play with them when he was a baby.

I guess our family is a bit more tougher than others...
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Old 07-02-2011, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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What a big wuss. Both my sister and her husband were bitten by scorpions when they lived in Florence and didn't cry about it. In fact, my brother-in-law had a back injury at the time, and after he was bitten, his back actually got better.

My sister was bitten while pregnant with my niece - I guess that explains why she's such a little firecracker!

Then my nephew would also play with them when he was a baby.

I guess our family is a bit more tougher than others...
Or it could be that some scorpions have more painful stings.
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It could have been a normal paying scorpion with a valid plane ticket like the rest of us. No need to to imply he had to have been a stowaway. When will they stop being looked at like second hand citizens.
lol
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